”So. What has this guy been up to?!”
(you tell me)
At Lookback I build tools, together with a world class team, that help people see through the eyes of their users, and I completely love it.
Lookback is based in San Francisco, California.
I arranged hackathons and other events during a year at
Together with awesome people, I was involved in the creation and execution of the events that were
Two days of music, love, and code during Gothenburg’s Way Out West festival. Creativity galore.
The very first edition of Gothenburg’s most prestigeous hackathon with probably the coolest venue: a bank vault.
A 50/50 share of tech students created wonderful things together during a weekend. A notable diversity event that lit many fires.
The second edition of the advanced code contest in writing the best path finding code the world has ever seen.
I studied Software Engineering at
Chalmers University of Technology
where I learned how to write beautiful, solid, and performant code together with others in teams.
Thanks to engagement in other ”outside-school social activities”, this was one of the best periods of my life.
Here's our bachelor's project: RymdJS.
I tend to value things such as communication, humility, agility, and flexibility when working.
This usually shows itself as an outspoken love for
code discussions, high paced iterations, laughter, experimenting with UI animations, front-end architecture, writing tests, writing about my findings, and exploring the optimal git workflows.
But above all, I value
I was born in 1990 in a small village in central Sweden. Like many others, I gained an interest in computers through games and such. Unlike many others, I was pretty decent at both design and programming.
In 2009, I moved to Canada for a year. I worked and traveled, lived and visited Calgary and Vancouver. Spent a month in Hawaii. Back home again, I started freelancing in web design and gained a huge amount of experience when working with agencies and clients.
In 2011, I began studying software engineering at Chalmers in Gothenburg, Sweden. In university I grew enormously as a person (kind of like Johan 2.0) and had the best time in my life (so far).
However, life sometimes has unexpected events in store for you. In my case, it came when I worked with the startup Lookback during the summer of 2014. I ended up dropping out of university and joining Lookback on remote, and haven’t looked back since (pun intended).
In September 2015, I started traveling by doing this nomad thing. I hope to explore bits and pieces in the corners of the world, and learn to adapt to and integrate. Give me a shout if we're in the same town.
Contact n’ Stuff
So many "I" above. I'm so sorry.
Want music while programming?
Check out this Spotify playlist of mine, it's pretty nice.
16,000+ followers can't be wrong.
Want to read code?
The source of this site is available at johanbrook/johanbrook.com.
Yes. Johanbrook.com is for #openness.
Code & Stuff
Things I've coded and co-coded.
Easy and flexible parsing of emoji shortnames to images or unicode in Meteor.
Sane handling of creating, testing, and sending HTML emails in Meteor.
Simple and flexible tooltips – the Meteor way.
Reactive dropdowns for Meteor. Read my blog post on the subject.
Control the HTML class of the
htmlelements. Integrates nicely with Iron Router.
A client and server side logger for Meteor, with Loggly integration.
A straight forward event bus package for Meteor.
The Entypo icons packaged as SVGs for Meteor.
Better SEO in Meteor for your Iron Router routes.
My more formal curriculum vitae is available at LinkedIn and Stack Overflow Careers, and also as pdf.
Bye for now. Take care.